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Padma Buddhist Centre Practice and promotes Tibetan Buddhism of the Sakya lineage.
Padma Buddhist Centre was established in 1997 by Elizabeth Knight and has been at Point Vernon from 2007 until April 2012. The new Shrine Room opened at 6 Holiday Parade, Scarness in April 2012 behind The Dharma House.
Regular practice at our Shrine Room is at 6:30 pm on Thursdays.. We have recess during school holidays to allow members to devote time to their families. The Shrine room and "Dharma House" is located at 6 Holiday Parade, Scarness.
The "Dharma House" has a notice board, library and Dharma shop. Information on the centre, other centre's and teachings are also available there.
Regular practice consists of Manjushri, calm abiding meditation, medicine Buddha and Ngondro. Study and discussion of Buddhism forms a part of our group's activities. The Saturday morning session consists of a short Green Tara practice and Ngondro.
Regular Calm Abiding Meditation courses are held throughout the year.
Our spiritual Leader Lama Choedak Rinpoche visits at least annually for talks. Other teachers are invited for teachings when available.